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Nissan R34 GTT

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Skylines really but I did the same on my Evo without it exploding

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Not a huge amount to report , had a Cobra 4100 cat 1 alarm/immobiliser fitted , got the installer to leave the bonnet circuit unconnected so that i could fit a hidden in-line switch myself allowing me to arm the alarm but leave the bonnet open which i do a lot in the garage or at shows etc

 

I sprayed the plate mounts with black plasticote (which i can just peel off if i change my mind) and fitted a smaller numberplate to try and improve the front looks

 

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Looks like a tiger shark moving in on a kill..... Your attention to detail is incredible, go stand in the corner and pat yourself on the back for half an hour :smile_anim:

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Just thought i'd add my appreciation for this car. Love skylines and this looks like a beautifully looked after example and credit to you. Would love to own one one day!

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This car is looking really good - like what you've done with the plate, never really been a fan of import plates and that looks much better.

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Looking good. Lots of subtle mods add up to a great looking motor :)

Always loved the R34 and Jap cars generally ever since i played Gran Turismo on the Playstation back in 1997 :o

Skyline was the car to have.

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Cheers I fell in love during Gran Turismo

 

Been lusting after this bonnet that's for sale

 

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Go for it, you know you will be gutted when it's gone.....

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Actually ive slept on it and dont think i'll bother , its a lot of cash £500 and these carbon bonnets move around a lot when you are driving , even with bonnet pins , plus the fit is rarely 100% and I'm not only fussy but a bit OCD when it comes to cars

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IMHO the right decision, I've never liked carbon bonnets either for the reasons you've mentioned, they never seem to fit right.

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What about a carbon effect wrap, the good ones look really good.

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No the wraps look a bit naff , the only reason to change it really is that the stock bonnet weighs a lot , but truth be told changing the bonnet wont have any performance

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Unsurprisingly , more pics of the R34 since I have cleaned it ready for its first event next weekend , the action day at Castle Coombe

 

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Thought I'd also include a pic of the boot as Ive spent a bit of time tidying it up

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Nice pic I took of my 34 and Jago's 33 at Castle Coombe for the performance day , roll on Japfest

 

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No updates for a while but a long story

 

I went to renew the hicas ball joints , they didnt seem too worn but the split rubbers would be a fail next mot , problem was whoever did them last time bodged them in , not only did they make a bit of a mess of the hub they also didnt bother to fit the retaining circlip and used silicone sealant instead :unsure:

 

So instead of popping out the old and fitting new it was going to be a hub off job meaning I may as well refurb the lot with new bushes etc while im there

 

So in the meantime I decided to eliminate the hicas with a locking kit from Conceptua tuning, there are a few ways that people "lock" the hicas up , many feel it gives a better feedback and a more solid feel but i think a lot of the time there is probably an existing fault in the hicas if it feels vague , I really want to retain it . There is only this kit and another from driftworks that eliminate the whole system including the ball joints . 

The old joint

 

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The kit

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The factory hicas

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Side by side to compare length

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Fitted

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Even though I set the length to the old one I still performed a "ghetto" toe check

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Got a bit more work to do before i can get the geo redone

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Seen the DW kit many times from the S14's in BDC and the Skylines GarageD evolve, i really like the kit.The GarageD kit i think is superior simply because the stress pick up points all be them harsh work better. 

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The dw kit relies on poly bushes in the hicas ball joint area , this kit has a metal bush which I why I went for it

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Looks good. Is there any difference in the way it drives/handles now with metal bushes?

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yes its different , not sure if its good different or bad different yet

 

Seems more stable when driving straight, feels strange when cornering the rear feels vague

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The cornering will take you a while to get used to.

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